ENROLLMENT AND TUITION
Little Buccaneers Early Childhood Laboratory Program is open to children of students enrolled at ETSU. Little Bucs is a 3-Star rated child care facility which serves children ages 3 months to 5 years. We encourage families to stop by and see our program in action. The attendance requirement for children is to be enrolled at least 2 days per week for at least 5 hours each day. This requirement provides the most consistent care possible in order to facilitate relationships with children and families.
We operate on a first-come, first served basis to all children of ETSU students. A completed application, a non-refundable registration fee of $5 and a copy of your class schedule are required to be considered for an opening. Mail or email those documents to the contact information to the right.
Once your application is received and an offered position is accepted, please become familiar with the following information:
- You must complete and return a Parent Packet at least 1 week prior to the beginning of the semester
- A concise class schedule must be submitted each semester
- Registration for Little Bucs child care services must occur each semester
- A supply fee is assessed for each semester: $20 for infants $30 for toddlers and preschool
If openings aren't currently available, applicants are placed on a waiting list for the appropriate program (Infant/Toddler/Preschool). Most of our openings occur prior to the fall and spring semesters. Once a spot becomes available in one of our three programs, we will contact applicants in order of application date.
TUITION AND REGISTRATION FEE
Grants do exist to assist with tuition costs. They are allocated as funds are available; however, many students are eligible. Tuition at Little Bucs is based on a semester's enrollment.
For 2014, tuition rates are as follows:
- Infants & Toddlers (3 months to 2 years): $7.00 per hour
- Preschool (3-5 years): $6.00 per hour
Some families may have fees subsidized through the Department of Human Services (DHS). The amount paid by DHS plus the amount paid by the family must equal the established fee for the program.
HOURS AND LOCATION
Little Buccaneers Early Childhood Laboratory Program is located in Clemmer College on the 1st and 2nd floors of Warf-Pickel Hall on the campus of East Tennessee State University, part of the Tennessee Center of Excellence in Early Childhood Learning and Development. Little Bucs is a full-day program, open five days a week.
Our hours of operation are:
- Monday-Thursday; 7:45 am-4 pm
- Friday; 7:45 am-1:45 pm
The program follows ETSU's Spring/Fall academic schedule and is closed on state-recognized holidays as recognized by the University.
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